Maui Jim Bamboo Forest – Review

When I run, I rarely wear a hat or sunnies. Hats and sunnies are just extra weight. They get displaced and sunnies even bounce. Annoying. So when the sun is shining brightly, I squint or just cover my eyes. True story!

Then a few weeks ago, I got to try, Maui Jim Bamboo Forest, one of the brands exclusively distributed by #VisionExpressPh

Note : In the interest of full disclosure, Vision Express Ph provided me a pair of Maui Jim Bamboo Forest to try, review and enjoy.

When I got them, I read the reviews first. I needed to see if I the Maui Jim Bamboo Forest would work me.

The first thing that appealed to me was a comment that said the nose pad can be adjusted. You see, I am not overly gifted in the nose bridge division. Most glasses sit on my cheeks. Having adjustable nose pads could work for me.

Before taking them for a run, I visited Vision Express at Glorietta 3. I showed them the glasses and asked if they could adjust the nose pads for me. They could and did for FREE and with a smile while I was trying on the discounted Rayban frames. Amazing customer service.

Fast forward to today. Check out my flat lay for tomorrow’s run.

Yep, morning run essentials now include the Maui Jim Bamboo Forest .


1. It doesn’t bounce!!! It’s light and sits comfortably on my nose. The material of the nose pads prevents slippage even when I’m sweaty .

2. No more squinting. Lines from squinting looks like laugh lines too but I’d rather get them from really laughing instead of from squinting.

And after reading about sunglasses, pleased that MJs patented PolarisedPlus2 lenses protect my eyes from Harmful UV rays.

And because it is not too sporty-looking. It is also now my everyday sunglasses.

Maui Jim sunglasses were born on the beaches of Hawaii. They are designed to respond to the bright sun and harsh glare of the islands while enhancing the view. Their trademark. PolarisedPlus2 lenses not only protect the eyes from harmful rays of the sun but also make the colors more vivid and contract crisper.

Maui Jim now exclusively distributed by Vision Express and are available at their branches in Glorietta 3, SM Megamall and Alabang Town Center.

Oh remember how I was so happy with the customer service and the discounted prescription glasses frames? Ta-da!

A few days later, I went back to get these blue babe. After a very thorough eye exam, less than an hour wait, I walked with my new reading glasses. At 50% off with free lenses it was a steal. (And yep, I paid for this one.) Great customer service always seals the deal.

Vision Express Philippines is an international franchise from the UK and is known as the No. 1 leading optical retailer in Europe. Vision Express has been providing clients with the best quality of services and products through their expert optometrists and the global brands they carry.

Vision Express branches are located at UP Town Center, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala the 30th, BGC, Eastwood, Festival Supermall, Gatewall Mall, Glorietta 3,, Greenbelt 3, MarQuee Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM CDO, SM City Bacolod, SM City BF, SM City Cabanatuan, SM City Cebu, SM City Davao, SM City Fairview, SM City Pampanga, SM City Sta. Rosa, SM City Iloilo, SM Clark, SM East Ortigas, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Southmall, Solenad Nuvali, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, and Trinoma.


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